These Robots Roam Toxic Seafloors to Bring Back New, Bizarre Species

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Shannon Johnson uses robots to explore deep-sea hydrothermal vents, where science-fiction-worthy animals live in hot, acidic water and munch on bacteria that can survive in space.

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abyssinia empire April 5, 2018 - 3:07 AM


Two Is More Than One April 5, 2018 - 3:29 AM

These robots roam toxic seafloors so you don't have to.

bunyipal April 5, 2018 - 4:03 AM

I find this thing called Nature to be truly amazing, no one knows how many of these toxic vents there are in the oceans and apparently they have been spewing out millions of tons of toxic chemicals and heavy metals into the oceans since this planet was created. Our human contamination would seem to pale into insignificance. And yet the oceans are probably dealing with it in a similar way.

Kyrlics April 5, 2018 - 5:20 AM

Fucking comments distract me. Watched this 3x still got nothing

Ajitesh Panda April 5, 2018 - 8:32 AM

Please make a video on the mysterious animals and species found deep below our ocean, because that's an unexplored area, unknown to many.

Franky Nakamoto April 5, 2018 - 9:23 AM

Volcanoes donot exist is a lie created by the men and the idiots repeat those lies

Higor Escoteiro April 5, 2018 - 10:25 AM

so… 4Chan?

-[REDACTED]- April 5, 2018 - 10:29 AM

Can it roam Tumbler and 4chan?

ellis hun!!! April 6, 2018 - 4:47 AM

If it is dangerous and toxic.
Then what is youtube.

Mr. Bodymassagemachine April 6, 2018 - 5:10 AM

Life…uhhhh….finds a way

Tameem Iqbal April 6, 2018 - 5:30 AM

Philip DeFranco?

Keriks April 6, 2018 - 5:36 AM

fake news!

ben horwood April 6, 2018 - 5:56 AM

what kind of job is it that Shannon Johnson has?

Sam Smith April 6, 2018 - 6:11 AM

Phily D anyone ? Lol

Vitomir Maricic April 6, 2018 - 6:28 AM

uw topics are welcome. Cool.

Scorch428 April 6, 2018 - 9:02 AM

History will not look back fondly on this time period.

You spent how much on investigating the sea floor while people on other continents were starving to death??

Knax4747 April 6, 2018 - 4:25 PM

The research institute seen in this video has a youtube channel and they didnt link to it. FROWNED UPON.
Everybody go subscribe to: Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI).
They upload videos showing all types of deep sea life, very cool.

Suyog Dahal April 6, 2018 - 5:50 PM

lets just jump into it

Sabudin Miya April 6, 2018 - 8:33 PM

whats the importance and benefits of these kind of researches…leave those creatures down below alone…they are not affected or bothering anyone…why waste so much resources on topics like this…spend that money on humans living in the different parts of world instead where they are suffering everyday with a miserable life…

Agent Ham April 7, 2018 - 6:06 PM

WOW! These new Subnautica graphics kick ass!

SrmthfgRockLee April 7, 2018 - 6:48 PM

#really coolProgram

Juan Marcus Lopez April 7, 2018 - 8:30 PM

Big Black Plumes! haha I thought it was, lol never mind

White Moose April 8, 2018 - 2:03 AM

chemosynthisis in humans would be great

russtex April 8, 2018 - 12:08 PM

No such thing as evolution.

Mikes Science April 10, 2018 - 3:05 AM

How do these animals get from one vent to another?

Potato Bag April 20, 2018 - 6:28 PM

cure for aids lies within the depths of the sea.

SarcasticDragon Gaming May 10, 2018 - 2:47 PM

2:21 you’re telling me Shannon sequences DNA in a denim jacket?

Umberto Fournier June 16, 2018 - 1:18 AM

o wow